Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

Welcome to the Website of the

Medico-Legal Society

The Medico-Legal Society was founded in 1901. Its aim is to promote Medico-Legal knowledge in all its aspects. Its members are lawyers and medical professionals in roughly equal numbers, providing excellent networking opportunities.

The Society holds monthly meetings in central London* between October and June each year. At each meeting, a well-qualified speaker presents a paper followed by a discussion which continues over drinks and canapés. 

You can view the full programme on our programme page. Continuing education credit for these meeting may be obtained from many organisations, providing excellent value.

Our annual dinner is held at one of London’s many professional or historic venues. By tradition, a distinguished lawyer proposes the toast to “Medicine” and a distinguished doctor proposes the toast to “the Law.” See “News” section for details of this year’s dinner and speakers.

The official organ of the Society is the Medico-Legal Journal which is sent to all full members. It publishes the majority of the papers presented to the Society as well as original articles from around the world, case  reports and correspondence.

The Society’s President serves for two years and is drawn alternately from the legal and medical professions. Click on NEWS to discover more about our current President .

IMPORTANT NOTICE – COVID-19 – Future meetings and events will beheld online via Zoom until regular meetings can be resumed – please visit this page for further information . 

NEXT MEETING via ZOOM – The Secretary will issue an email Zoom “Invitation” shortly before the meeting

Event:       Medicines and Murder

Date:         10th December 2020

Speaker:   Professor Robin Ferner,

Honorary Consultant Physician & Clinical Pharmacologist at  City Hospital, Birmingham and Honorary Consultant at the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reactions







Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will take place at 7 pm at the Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB, followed by a drinks reception. For further information, see our programme.

Annual membership is currently £100 which includes the print edition of the Journal. To join click on “Membership” above.

The Medico-Legal Society is a Registered Charity, charity number 214508.